The Difference Between ISIS and ISIL

Sadly people are too burned out to look up the differences between ‘ISIS,’ and ‘ISIL.’ ISIS stands for the ‘Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,’ while ISIL is the acronym for ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.’

The Levant is a land mass consisting of Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Southeast Europe, Western Asia, the Caucasus, North Africa, the Horn of Africa and parts of southern Turkey. Syria refers to ancient Assyria, which is northern Iraq, northeast Syria and southeastern Turkey.

These land masses are in line with what militant Islamists call the Caliphate.

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